American Friends of Magen David Adom (AFMDA) Helping Save Lives in Israel

MDA

Credit American Friends of Magen David Adom

MDA, (Magen David Adom) Israel’s first-aid and disaster relief organization, proudly emblematized by the Red Star of David, plays a pivotal role saving lives in Israel regardless of race, religion or political affiliation during times of both war and peace. This humanitarian organization is much like the American Red Cross and 911 emergency services. When you dial 101 in Israel, these medical teams will perform lifesaving procedures such as opening the trachea in the case of a breathing obstruction before patients arrive at the hospital, caring for such medical conditions as heart attacks, strokes, road accidents, pregnancies, those injured by terrorist attacks and more.

With a current fleet of 800 ambulances (some armored), operating from 123 Emergency Medical Stations throughout Israel, and 16 MDA Stations in West Bank communities, MDA carries a colossal responsibility for its nation and those near it.

First established in 1930 by a nurse named Karen Tenebaum as a result of the Arab riots in 1929 that attacked Jewish farming and urban settlements, Magen David Adom has provided vital medical support to the public for all pre-hospital emergency needs such as medical, disaster, ambulance and blood services for over eighty years via its team of professionals and volunteers.  Adhering to the Hebrew word, Arevut, the responsibility ‘to care for other people, the same way we care about ourselves’, MDA today has over 13,000 volunteers dedicating themselves to aid all those in need of immediate medical care. Their humanitarian efforts extend beyond the borders of Israel, helping those international communities victimized by environmental disasters such as Haiti, Japan and New Orleans.

About ten years after MDA was founded, a group of Americans aligned together, also practicingArevut and founded the American Red Magen David for Palestine, now called American Friends of Magen David Adom (AFMDA) which is the sole U.S. fundraising arm of MDA year-round. During World War II, American supporters shipped over the much needed ambulances and blood collection vans and in 1950 when MDA was officially declared as Israel’s National Red Cross Society, AFMDA spearheaded fundraising campaigns to raise the monies necessary for MDA to continue its lifesaving efforts.

In the early 1980’s, AFMDA raised over $32 million in funds to build a National Blood Services Center for MDA which supplies 100% of the Israeli Defense Forces blood needs and 95% of the blood needed for hospitals and also houses Israel’s Cord Blood Bank which is the platform for much of Israel’s stem cell research. They receive 1200-1400 units of blood per day which is then separated into parts to treat various health issues. In addition to locals donating blood, American Friends of Magen David Adom have organized blood drives for tourists visiting Israel, often setting them up in hotels during peak holidays as there is often a shortage during this time. In 2007, over 800 tourists donated blood. Although the AFMDA no longer holds blood drives in Israel, tourists can visit any MDA station and donate blood if they wish.

In the last five years, during times of extreme vulnerability, AFMDA rolled out massive emergency fundraising campaigns to ensure MDA had all the tools it needed to serve its nation’s emergency healthcare needs.

In 2006, when Israel was attacked by Hezbolla rockets (The Lebanon War) destroying many of MDA’s needed medical supplies and ambulances, AFMDA declared a Code Red relentlessly raising funds to replenish MDA with the necessary resources for its survival. MDA received approximately 47 ambulances: 36 standard (Basic Life Support) ambulances, 10 Mobile Intensive Care Units (MICUs) and one armored ambulance.

In 2009, AFMDA declared another Code Red during the Gaza War when Israeli communities were struck with rockets, renovating MDA stations which had been under attack, building crucial emergency stations and generating funds to nourish MDA with other medical resources.

For 72 years, during times of war and peace, AFMDA has been a strong ally for the humanitarian efforts of MDA which currently cares for approximately 600,000 patients annually.

Since its inception, the AMFDA has generated solidarity from all those that desire to help save lives in Israel. For some it is a religious calling while for others it is an emotional, cultural or spiritual connection to the country and its humanitarian efforts.

There are AFMDA chapters all over the United States and while no Code Red has been declared, in these uncertain times AFMDA is accelerating its fundraising efforts to ensure that MDA is prepared for more routine emergencies, like car accidents and heart attacks, and that it will be prepared if any attacks should occur.

In the Midwest:
Currently:

A group of people, in the Chicago land area, are raising funds for AFMDA via an ambitious adventure of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, a 19,336 foot mountain in Africa: Operation Climb.

The Great Vest Side Men’s Group, an organization originally created as a social gathering for those growing up on the West Side of Chicago circa 1930-1960 has also blossomed into a fundraising arm for charities, AFMDA in particular. They are currently raising funds for their 8th ambulance (approximate cost: $100,000) and a second pediatric dialysis machine for the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. (approximate cost:$25,000) The word, “Vest” in the organization’s name was a tribute to many of the member’s immigrant Jewish parents’ accents.

For more info on AFMDA in the Midwest Region:
Contact Midwest Regional Director: Sandy Rosen (888-674-4871)

In the West: 
In Los Angeles, 13 year old Robert Leeds raised money to purchase two ambulances for MDA in lieu of gifts for his bar-mitzvah, setting an extraordinary example for his peers.

Currently, in the West:
On July 9th, Magen David Synagogue in Beverly Hills is holding an event to raise funds for an ambulance. The event will be hosted at a congregant’s home and the ambulance will be funded by donations from synagogue members.

On July 14th, Pacific Palisades resident Vivian Feintech will be hosting a 60th birthday party, but in lieu of gifts, she will be asking friends and family for donations toward an ambulance. Impacted by a recent visit to the Israeli town of Sderot, which has been a target of bombs from Gaza, she was inspired to fundraise for AMFDA.

For more info on AFMDA in the Western Region:
Contact Western Regional Director: Yossi Mentz (800) 323-2371

In the Northeast: 
Recently, NYC Mayor Bloomberg donated the new MDA station in Jerusalem named after his father, recognizing MDA’s spirit of philanthropy.

For more info on AFMDA in the Northeast Region:
Contact Northeastern Regional Director: Gary Perl (866) 632-2763

Over the last four years, AFMDA has raised over $100 million dollars providing emergency vehicles, blood mobiles, renovations to MDA stations, medical supplies, administrative training and infrastructure to the MDA National Blood Services Center. Its valorous deeds will continue and will

Highland park Patch by LG Taylor June 18, 2012 at 5:04 pm

http://highlandpark.patch.com/blog_posts/american-friends-of-magen-david-adom-afmda-helping-save-lives-in-israel-909ab46c

  1. ErnestPlask
    April 9, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Appreciate it, Plenty of knowledge!

    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctorntx.com/
    hotmail sends viagra email
    viagra 100mg
    viagra k find search pages edinburgh
    cheap viagra

  2. ErnestPlask
    April 9, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Incredible a good deal of helpful advice.
    https://www.viagrawithoutadoctorsmim.com/
    fedex viagra no prescriptions
    buy viagra
    viagra available from online doctor
    viagra for sale uk

  3. ErnestPlask
    April 9, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Nicely voiced genuinely! .
    https://www.viagrawithoutadoctorsmim.com/
    effexor and viagra
    viagra for sale uk
    viagra in drug test
    viagra for women

  4. ErnestPlask
    April 9, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Many thanks! Quite a lot of advice.

    https://www.viagrawithoutadoctorsmim.com/
    real viagra from canada
    generic viagra online
    before and after viagra
    viagra without a doctor prescription

  5. ErnestPlask
    April 9, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Seriously plenty of useful information.
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctorntx.com/
    natures own viagra
    viagra for sale uk
    buy viagra without a perscription
    buy viagra

  6. ErnestPlask
    April 10, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You reported that perfectly.
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctorntx.com/
    generic online viagra
    buy viagra
    viagra contraindicated high blood pressure
    generic viagra

  7. ErnestPlask
    April 10, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Factor very well applied.!
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctorntx.com/
    what is a viagra
    viagra generic
    spray nasal viagra
    viagra without a doctor prescription

  8. ErnestPlask
    April 10, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You said it very well.!
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctormsn.com/
    viagra or levitra which is better
    viagra without a doctor prescription
    maryland kamagra about viagra
    buy generic viagra

  9. ErnestPlask
    April 10, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Nicely put, Thanks a lot!
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctorntx.com/
    buying cheap viagra
    viagra for women
    best price generic viagra online prescription
    cheap viagra

  10. ErnestPlask
    April 10, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Nicely put, Cheers.
    https://www.genericviagracubarx.com/
    viagra back pain
    buy generic viagra
    pure theatrical viagra
    viagra for women

  11. ErnestPlask
    April 10, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Nicely put, Kudos!
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctorbnt.com/
    uprima viagra cialis
    buy generic viagra
    how often can use viagra
    viagra for sale uk

  12. ErnestPlask
    April 10, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Position nicely used.!
    https://www.viagrawithoutadoctorsmim.com/
    twenty-seven tons viagra
    buy viagra
    viagra warnings
    generic viagra

  13. ErnestPlask
    April 10, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Many thanks! Awesome information.
    https://www.genericviagracubarx.com/
    free sample of viagra
    viagra online
    what do you use after viagra
    cheap viagra

  14. ErnestPlask
    April 10, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Amazing a lot of terrific tips!
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctorbnt.com/
    maker of celebrex and viagra
    buy viagra online
    viagra psuedo
    viagra online

  15. ErnestPlask
    April 10, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Useful forum posts. Kudos.
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctorbnt.com/
    martin hickman and viagra
    cheap viagra
    paxil and viagra
    viagra for women

  16. ErnestPlask
    April 11, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You suggested that well.
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctorbnt.com/
    what will 200mg of viagra do
    generic viagra 100mg
    cough cialas viagra
    buy viagra

  17. ErnestPlask
    April 11, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Terrific information, Thank you.
    https://www.genericviagracubarx.com/
    viagra edinburgh find search free sites
    generic viagra 100mg
    viagra versus birth control
    viagra without a doctors prescription

  18. ErnestPlask
    April 11, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Nicely put. Thanks.
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctormsn.com/
    edinburgh pages free find viagra search
    buy viagra online
    like viagra
    viagra without a doctors prescription

  19. ErnestPlask
    April 11, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You actually suggested that effectively.
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctorbnt.com/
    viagra niacin
    cheap viagra
    gals getting dicked viagra
    viagra for women

  20. ErnestPlask
    April 11, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Cheers, Quite a lot of posts!

    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctorbnt.com/
    viagra cream for woman
    viagra for women
    viagra rosa
    buy viagra online

  21. ErnestPlask
    April 11, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Amazing forum posts, Regards!
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctormsn.com/
    medical articles on viagra
    generic viagra online
    car in viagra commercial
    viagra generic

  22. ErnestPlask
    April 11, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You’ve made your point!
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctorbnt.com/
    russian viagra women news
    viagra without a doctors prescription
    discount brand viagra pfizer
    viagra without a doctor prescription

  23. ErnestPlask
    April 11, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You suggested it exceptionally well!
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctorbnt.com/
    viagra cialis store
    generic viagra 100mg
    viagra 100mg sildenafil citrate pfizer labs
    viagra pills

  24. ErnestPlask
    April 11, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You said it nicely.!
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctorbnt.com/
    viagra money laundering
    viagra for sale uk
    viagra nitrates
    viagra generic

  25. ErnestPlask
    April 11, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You definitely made the point.
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctorbnt.com/
    viagra india prices
    viagra 100mg
    file viewtopic t 21508 viagra
    cheap viagra

  26. ErnestPlask
    April 11, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Amazing a good deal of great knowledge!
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctorbnt.com/
    viagra prior to mountain climbing
    viagra pills
    maker of viagra
    viagra generic

  27. ErnestPlask
    April 12, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Thank you! Numerous tips.

    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctorntx.com/
    cheap viagra cialis
    viagra online
    rush limbaugh arrest viagra
    generic viagra

  28. ErnestPlask
    April 12, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Superb posts, With thanks!
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctorbnt.com/
    viagra generic oregon
    viagra generic
    imformation on viagra
    viagra online

  29. ErnestPlask
    April 12, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Whoa all kinds of terrific information!
    https://www.genericviagracubarx.com/
    female enhancement liquid version viagra niagra
    generic viagra 100mg
    viagra gozo
    generic viagra

  30. ErnestPlask
    April 12, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You actually suggested it very well!
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctorntx.com/
    comparison of viagra levitra and cialis
    viagra online
    gay men viagra
    viagra for women

  31. ErnestPlask
    April 12, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Kudos! I appreciate this!
    https://www.genericviagracubarx.com/
    blog viagra use
    buy viagra
    organic viagra alternative
    viagra for women

  32. ErnestPlask
    April 12, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You actually said it very well.
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctorntx.com/
    viagra tupperware
    viagra without a doctors prescription
    what year appove viagra
    viagra 100mg

  33. ErnestPlask
    April 12, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You have made the point.
    https://www.viagrawithoutadoctorsmim.com/
    what is the best viagra alternative
    cheap viagra
    buying viagra title object object
    buy generic viagra

  34. ErnestPlask
    April 12, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Cheers! Loads of knowledge.

    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctormsn.com/
    viagra sex longer harder
    buy viagra
    viagra ingredients
    generic viagra

  35. ErnestPlask
    April 12, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Superb knowledge. Many thanks!
    https://www.viagrawithoutadoctorsmim.com/
    colleagues viagra
    viagra without a doctor prescription
    rutabaga viagra
    buy viagra online

  36. ErnestPlask
    April 13, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Kudos, I like this!
    https://www.genericviagracubarx.com/
    mail order and viagra
    buy generic viagra
    viagra related deaths
    buy viagra

  37. ErnestPlask
    April 13, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You actually explained it well.
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctorntx.com/
    viagra cealis
    cheap viagra
    porn with viagra
    viagra without a doctor prescription

  38. ErnestPlask
    April 13, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You explained that superbly!
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctormsn.com/
    song on the new viagra commercial
    viagra without a doctor prescription
    viagra in sanskrit
    viagra without a doctors prescription

  39. ErnestPlask
    April 13, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You actually suggested that terrifically!
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctorntx.com/
    safety of buying viagra on line
    buy viagra
    viagra lawsuits that have been settled
    viagra generic

  40. ErnestPlask
    April 13, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Fine advice. Thanks a lot!
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctorntx.com/
    viagra physer
    viagra online
    viagra in a drink
    generic viagra 100mg

  41. ErnestPlask
    April 13, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You actually revealed it really well.
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctormsn.com/
    antidepressant female viagra
    viagra for women
    viagra newsletter sign up canadian pharmacy
    viagra online

  42. ErnestPlask
    April 13, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Well voiced certainly! !
    https://www.viagrawithoutadoctorsmim.com/
    viagra falls docs of rock
    viagra for sale uk
    name cheap viagra
    buy viagra online

  43. ErnestPlask
    April 13, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You actually revealed this perfectly!
    https://www.genericviagracubarx.com/
    what women say about viagra
    cheap viagra
    viagra’s corporate office photos
    viagra 100mg

  44. ErnestPlask
    April 13, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Very good write ups. Regards.
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctormsn.com/
    generic viagra online prescription
    viagra for sale uk
    norvasc viagra and
    viagra without a doctor prescription

  45. ErnestPlask
    April 13, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Beneficial material. Thanks!
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctormsn.com/
    viagra product information doses
    viagra generic
    cheap order prescription viagra
    viagra generic

  46. ErnestPlask
    April 13, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Superb information. Many thanks!
    https://www.viagrawithoutadoctorsmim.com/
    how viagra long does it work
    generic viagra
    no doctor viagra
    generic viagra online

  47. ErnestPlask
    April 14, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You suggested this terrifically!
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctormsn.com/
    i used viagra
    viagra pills
    order prescription viagra
    buy viagra online

  48. ErnestPlask
    April 14, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You actually expressed that very well.
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctorbnt.com/
    viagra from china fake
    viagra generic
    generic softtabs viagra php
    viagra generic

  49. ErnestPlask
    April 14, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You have made your point quite clearly!.
    https://www.genericviagracubarx.com/
    cheap order viagra
    buy viagra
    impotency from viagra use
    viagra online

  50. ErnestPlask
    April 14, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    With thanks! Terrific information!
    https://www.viagrawithoutadoctorsmim.com/
    free viagra woman
    viagra for sale uk
    cheap viagra cialis levitra
    buy viagra online

  51. ErnestPlask
    April 14, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You definitely made the point!
    https://www.genericviagracubarx.com/
    viagra sub lingua medical
    viagra online
    boys viagra
    buy viagra

  52. ErnestPlask
    April 14, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You actually revealed this fantastically!
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctormsn.com/
    viagra benefits side effects
    generic viagra
    alternative viagra for women
    viagra 100mg

  53. ErnestPlask
    April 14, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You definitely made your point!
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctorntx.com/
    viagra online no prescription needed
    generic viagra online
    viagra vs cilias
    generic viagra 100mg

  54. ErnestPlask
    April 14, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Incredible plenty of awesome information!
    https://www.genericviagracubarx.com/
    court lawsuits on viagra
    viagra for women
    viagra pharmacies
    viagra for women

  55. ErnestPlask
    April 14, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You said it adequately.!
    https://www.genericviagracubarx.com/
    viagra turns red
    buy viagra online
    where to buy viagra
    viagra pills

  56. ErnestPlask
    April 14, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You actually stated this effectively!
    https://www.genericviagracubarx.com/
    viagra homepage
    viagra generic
    viagra viagra a a target blank
    buy viagra

  57. ErnestPlask
    April 14, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You revealed it terrifically.
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctorntx.com/
    diltiazem and viagra
    viagra pills
    buy viagra low cost
    viagra pills

  58. ErnestPlask
    April 15, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You revealed that really well!
    https://www.genericviagracubarx.com/
    minky viagra noni noni boo-boo plats
    viagra for women
    catholic church and viagra
    viagra pills

  59. ErnestPlask
    April 15, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Thank you, Plenty of material!

    https://www.viagrawithoutadoctorsmim.com/
    ebay dding buy viagra
    viagra for sale uk
    viagra triangle cleveland
    viagra for women

  60. ErnestPlask
    April 15, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You’ve made your stand extremely well.!
    https://www.viagrawithoutdoctorntx.com/
    does viagra work for taliban
    viagra generic
    viagra medical need
    cheap viagra

  61. ErnestPlask
    April 15, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Many thanks! A good amount of stuff!

    https://www.viagrawithoutadoctorsmim.com/
    viagra find edinburgh pages search sites
    viagra online
    viagra loss of vision
    buy viagra

  62. ErnestPlask
    April 15, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Whoa a lot of wonderful material!
    http://viagrawithoutadoctorsntx.com/
    what arethe benefits of viagra
    viagra without a doctor prescription
    find search viagra edinburgh pages online
    generic viagra 100mg

  63. ErnestPlask
    April 15, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    With thanks, Ample data!

    http://viagrawithoutadoctorsntx.com/
    can viagra cause impotence
    viagra for sale uk
    bayer viagra sales
    generic viagra online

  64. ErnestPlask
    April 15, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Fantastic stuff. With thanks.
    http://viagrapego.com/
    amazon viagra
    generic viagra 100mg
    viagra sale online
    viagra without a doctor prescription

  65. ErnestPlask
    April 15, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Wow a lot of beneficial facts.
    http://viagrawithoutadoctorsntx.com/
    will viagra make you hard
    viagra for sale uk
    does viagra work on premature ejaculation
    viagra generic

  66. ErnestPlask
    April 15, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    This is nicely expressed. .
    http://viagrawithoutadoctormsn.com/
    viagra sipari verme
    viagra for sale uk
    pfizer settles viagra lawsuit
    buy viagra

  67. ErnestPlask
    April 16, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Truly loads of terrific advice.
    http://viagrawithoutadoctorsntx.com/
    viagras effects on women
    generic viagra 100mg
    edinburgh uk viagra search cialis charles
    generic viagra

  68. ErnestPlask
    April 16, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You actually reported it really well.
    http://viagrawithoutadoctorsntx.com/
    purchase viagra
    viagra for women
    viagra and vioxx
    viagra generic

  69. ErnestPlask
    April 16, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Thank you. Awesome information!
    http://viagrawithoutadoctormsn.com/
    viagra available safe
    viagra for sale uk
    over-the-counter supplement that mimicks viagra
    buy generic viagra


Leave a comment